Does periodontal disease cause systemic disease?
from Dr. Bicuspid
Does periodontal disease cause systemic disease? Yes, but ... How's that for an answer that keeps you hanging? Let me explain. Yes, in that once periodontal disease is established in the mouth, its pathological byproducts can seep into the bloodstream, lymph fluid and bone structures to cause the spread of infection and inflammation to all areas of the body. In this way, periodontal disease can cause systemic disease.
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